On April 29, RichmondUX—along with RVA Content Strategy—is proud to welcome Stephanie Hay, Instructor of “Writing for Web and Mobile: a Lean Approach,” to Richmond to talk about Content-First Design. Registration is free but required, and closes at 4 PM on April 28. Reserve your seat via Eventbrite.
We spend a lot of time trying to solve communication problems through design. We design first, write later, and end up iterating endlessly, only to start the process over again — design first, words last. What would happen if we wrote the words first—agnostic of technology or channel—and then designed an experience to bring those words to life? That’s what Steph Hay and her content strategy team are doing at Capital One. She’ll show us content-first techniques—like content prototypes, language boards, and conversation maps—that result in faster learning, fewer iterations, a more cohesive voice and tone, and higher engagement.
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST) Location: Capital One Town Center, 15075 Capital One Drive, Room C1, Richmond Schedule
- 5:00-5:30pm – Networking
- 5:30-6:15 – Steph’s presentation
- 6:15-6:30 – Q&A
- 6:30-7:00 – Socialize/Networking
How do I get tickets? This event is free to attend, but we have limited seating available. RSVPs on our Meetup site will not guarantee you a seat. Please register using Eventbrite to save your place. Who should attend? Anybody who researches, manages, designs, or builds user experiences, especially if you think about creating interaction architecture or writing for digital. OK, so who is Steph? Steph Hay is a pioneer of content-first design and Lean Content testing, two low-risk methods for proving traction before building a product. She leads Capital One’s Content Strategy team, which designs experiences “to deliver the right message to the right person at the right time,” and she also runs their weekly design shares (across 11 locations and 150 design team members). Steph’s a two-time startup founder, former consultant (working with Ben & Jerry’s and Coldwell Banker), international speaker, and mentor (500 Startups, The Lean Startup Conference, and CV Labs). Ask her anytime about Ohio, CrossFit, or ramen noodles—three things she loves. Thank you to our sponsor!: Capital One
RichmondUX is proud to welcome SapientNitro ACD Phil Golub to Richmond on February 25th to talk about how the intersection of story and system—art and science—inform the user experience. Registration is free: reserve your seat via Eventbrite.
As channel lines blur, and marketing and technology budgets combine, designers should have an understanding and appreciation of omni-channel storytelling, allowing customers and companies to create shared brand experiences.
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)
Location: The Depot (VCU), 814 W Broad Street, Richmond
- 4:00-4:30pm – Networking
- 4:30-5:15 – Phil’s presentation
- 5:15-5:30 – Q&A
- 5:30-5:45 – Socialize/Networking
How do I get tickets?
This event is free to attend, but we have limited seating available. RSVPs made here on Meetup will not guarantee you a seat. Please register using Eventbrite to save your place.
Who should attend?
Anybody who researches, manages, designs, or builds user experiences. Have an opinion about whether UX is more about the qualitative or the quantitative? Please join us. Curious about whether UX, CX, and XD are actually all the same thing? Get your ticket today.
OK, so who is Phil?
Phil Golub is an experienced Creative Director and thought leader, having spent 17 years in the digital creative space specializing in User Experience, User-Centered Design, Information Architecture, Content Strategy and User Research.
Thank you to our sponsor!: Regular Joe Consulting
Thanks to all who came out the morning of January 9th to hear Jeff Gothelf’s talk, Better Product Definition with Lean UX & Design Thinking. The feedback we’ve received to date is overwhelmingly positive, and we are encouraged by your show of interest in the intersection of UX, product development, design thinking, and Agile methodology—we had over 200 attendees!
As you know, we collaborated with our friends at AgileRichmond to bring Jeff to RVA. Though the partnership with AgileRichmond is new, we look forward to working together again on future events for the Richmond community, including but not limited to InnoVAte Virginia 2015!
Many of you have been asking about videos and slides. Here they are:
– Video (produced and hosted by Snagajob): http://snagajob.wistia.com/medias/q4xz3ojzf8
– Deck: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y1tq10airdm8mnd/2015_RUX_Better_Product_Definition.pdf
We also want to give one more big thank you to our event sponsors: Snagajob, Singlestone Consulting, ICF Interactive, Carmax, CapTech Consulting, and Capital One. Please send us any additional feedback at: firstname.lastname@example.org
After closing out 2014 with the terrific UX Futures conference, we are starting off 2015 with a bang! Our friends at ICF are hosting an all-day workshop with Jeff Gothelf in Fairfax, VA on January 8th. Since he’ll be relatively close by, we asked him if he’d be willing to come down 95 to speak with us the next day. To our delight, he agreed!
On January 9th, in partnership with AgileRichmond and hosted by Snagajob, RichmondUX is proud to host Jeff for his presentation: “Better product definition with Lean UX and Design Thinking.”
Requirements-driven product definition is a sure-fire way to get 100% of the wrong product launched. The assumptions that requirements are based on are usually not accurate enough to determine the exact solution those requirements dictate. Instead, teams should focus on creating a series of hypotheses that define potential solutions to their business problem and then work together to learn which of these hypotheses are keepers and which ideas to kill.
In Jeff’s case-study rich talk you will learn:
- What lean ux is and how it builds off design thinking
- How to de-risk your projects and ensure their greatest chance for success
- Why working from assumptions and hypotheses is far more successful than a strict set of requirements
Attendees will also receive a copy of Lean UX, the definitive guide to integrating UX design with Agile and Lean software development.
- 10:00-10:30 – Networking
- 10:30-11:15 – Jeff’s presentation
- 11:15-11:45 – Moderated Q&A
- 11:45-12:00 – Book signing
How do I get tickets?
Tickets are $20 each, through Dec. 31st, $25 through Jan. 8th, and will be $30 at the door. Purchase yours today, via EventBrite.
Who should attend?
Own Lean UX, The Lean Startup, or A Project Guide to UX Design? Be there. If you are interested in UX design or strategy, Agile/Scrum, Lean Startup, Product Management, and/or design thinking, you should be there as well.
OK, so who is Jeff?
Jeff Gothelf is Neo’s lean evangelist, spreading the gospel of great team collaboration, product innovation and evidence-based decision making. He is a speaker and thought leader on the future of user experience design, often teaching workshops or giving talks on building cultures that support teamwork and innovation. Jeff is passionate about advancing the principles that lie at the core of Neo, and often does so on a global scale.
Prior to joining Neo, Jeff lead the UX design teams at TheLadders and Web Trends. Earlier he worked with and lead small teams of software designers at AOL. He is the co-author (with Josh Seiden) of Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience.
Thank you to our sponsors!: CapitalOne, CapTech Consulting, Carmax, and Snagajob.
Rosenfeld Media and Environments for Humans bring together some of the Web’s most notable experts for an all-new, one-day-only online conference, the UX Futures Summit 2014! You may have already seen the announcement and been preparing to watch alone at your desk, but why not join your Richmond UX colleagues and watch the all-day conference together?
After a month of amazing nearby opportunities for UX professional development, RUX is proud to be hosting the Summit viewing at Gather RVA on November 5th. We will meet at Gather’s co-working space in the main conference room starting at 9am, with coffee and refreshments. From 10-1, we will watch the morning sessions together, with a lunch break from 1-2.
10am Andy Polaine: Design to the Power of Ten
11am Abby Covert: A World Made of Information
12pm Steve Krug: What if it turns out Steve Jobs wasn’t an alien?
1pm Lunch break
2pm Nathan Shedroff: Interaction Design Lessons Literally From the Future
3pm Margot Bloomstein: Democratized Publishing: Expanding our Expectations of ‘Everyone’
4pm Jesse James Garrett: UX: The First 50 Years
After the last session we will be raffling off some terrific UX-related prizes, including the Grand Prize: the entire Rosenfeld UX library in digital format to one lucky winner!
Your cost to join us at Gather: just $20. On your own, this event would cost $179—with no discussions, door prizes, or networking. To attend an event of this caliber outside Richmond would be an even great investment of time and money. Only a few seats remain…
Thank you to our event sponsors: Snagajob, CarMax, and CapTech!